Captain Stephen Germano Marchi

Captain Stephen Germano Marchi, Ret.,71, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Rileyville, Virginia.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell, officiating. Interment will be private.

Mr. Marchi was born on March 4, 1948, in Front Royal, Virginia, son of the late Evaldo Marchi and Maymie Putnam Marchi. He was a 1967 graduate of John S. Mosby Academy. Mr. Marchi worked for Atlantic Research, Tastee Freeze, and Avtex. He then worked for the Front Royal Police Department from 1980 until 2005, retiring as Captain. During his career in the Police Department he served in the patrol division, criminal investigations, and administration. During his life, he was a member of the Front Royal Fire Department, a scuba diver, vertical caver, and a white-water canoeist. His latest hobbies were gun collecting, spending Sundays on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, and flying his powered parachute about the valley.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years Lois Carter Marchi; one son Tony Marchi and wife Carla of Stephens City; one daughter Samantha Marchi of Winchester; one step-daughter Lisa Turner and husband Kenny of Stephens City; one step-son Brian Cullers and wife Danielle of Front Royal; four grandchildren Trent Marchi, Rennie Marchi, Aidan Turner, and Maura Turner; and one great-grandson Owen Cullers.

Mr. Marchi was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Tony Marchi; one sister Sandra Marr; and one grandson Mason Cullers.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

  5 comments for “Captain Stephen Germano Marchi

  1. Wanda Darr
    June 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss.Life is just a moment in time. Praying God will give you comfort and peace.

  2. Norma J. Dofflemyer
    June 19, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Much respect for Mr. Marchi, & very sad to learn of his passing…Many years ago he went to court with me when I came up against a group of “Untouchables “…Prayers for his Family & Friends as well…He is in Heaven with my Johnnie 👼 The last conversation I had with Captain Marchi was before I left Virginia more than 2 years ago🍀

  3. Lisa Laden
    June 20, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I knew Steve from paddling years ago. He is remembered fondly in the paddling community as a very nice guy. I hope your memories of a life well lived will be a comfort in the days ahead. Just wanted you to know that the paddlers who knew him are thinking of Steve and his family.

  4. Court Ogilvie
    June 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

    I was an acquaintance of Steve through whitewater paddling, having run Gooney Creek and other area streams and rivers together, and I am sorry for your loss. Adventure has a way of revealing character, and Steve was such a high character person–and a great boater, too. I have no doubt that he was great at a lot of other things, as well.

    Please accept my condolences for your loss, and know that I and many others in the paddling community mourn with you.

  5. Mark Duda
    June 25, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I am so sorry to hear about his passing. I am from SW PA and we float the south fork of the Shenandoah every year in June. I met Steve a few years ago. I found out about his passing this past Sunday. We were canoeing/ camping and we ran into Randy. My deepest sympathies .

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